"A wingnut is someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum - the professional partisans, the unhinged activists and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They're the people who always try to divide rather than unite us. -- John Avlon
I recently came across a message on an FB group that was completely unrelated to the topic of the group, and offensive besides. So I reported the message. However in doing so I found myself in the poster's cross-hairs.
The young man (looks early to mid-20s in his profile photo) calls himself a "comedy activist" and conspiracy buff who is the leader of a group called Reptilian Report. According to their site, this group's goals include: hunting down and interviewing aliens, defeating the Illuminati, and stealing Illuminati/Freemason power by using their ritual locations. His original post rambled on about President Obama being the Antichrist and that his upcoming visit to Jerusalem was timed purposely to coincide with the Persian New Year. When I called him out on several mistakes that he had made, he discounted the sources I cited as being "owned by the Illuminati".
Later posts in the same thread claimed that he was a genius, and that he and his compatriots were working on something secret that would enable the creation of clean energy, fix the economy, end world hunger, eliminate greed, etc. Of course he wouldn't reveal HOW they intended to accomplish all this, because he was certain that he was being watched and possibly targeted for assassination.
This is one messed-up man, to put it mildly. He does have a point about the world needing help - it certainly does - but the way he's going about his "mission" looks scary. And spamming Facebook groups with his manifesto won't garner him any sympathy.
I hope that someone gets him the help he needs before he decides to continue his war with violence and not words.
(For those not familiar with screwball card games, the title of this post refers to a card in the Steve Jackson game "Illuminati".)